Walk with the world to fight hunger

It’s again that time of year when neighbors of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds take a stand against hunger in our world. Together, as a community, we raise global awareness and funds for international relief including local hunger fighting initiatives. Co-sponsored by Church World Service, some 2,000 communities across the country participate in hunger walks each year.

One might ask “What’s the point of walking?” Hungry people in developing countries walk as many as six miles per day to obtain water, food, and fuel. We walk in solidarity with their struggle for existence—one step at a time. In short, we walk because they walk! In the past 25 years CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million for those struggling to feed their families. 25% of the funds raised benefit local food banks and pantries.

This year’s three-mile walk begins on the south steps of the State Capitol on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. (registration is at 1:30 p.m.), with Mayor Steinberg in attendance and the praise band from Northminster Presbyterian Church offering the pre-walk entertainment. Following the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 7, a registration table will be provided on the patio for all participants to sign up. OR register online here.